What if we could free ourselves from the need to have everything go according to our plans and instead learned to live the lives God has called us to live as faithfully as we possibly can, and then left the rest to God? … More Things We Can’t Control
With his list of “woes” in today’s Gospel reading, I think Jesus is trying to find a way to shake things up, to make us question our assumptions and ponder what really matters. … More Whoa, Hold Up!
When Ezra stands before the returned exiles and reads from their sacred scripture words probably none of them had ever heard before, they begin to weep–maybe because they experienced such grief at having lost those good words for so long. … More Rediscovering God’s Promises
Like the wise men, we are invited to choose another way. The wise men had an experience with Jesus that opened their eyes, and they couldn’t possibly go back down the same road they had walked before, the road that only led back to Herod. They went home by another road. And we are invited to do the same today. … More Home by Another Road
In the incarnation, God comes close to us. This is a God who understands the power of being physically present to one another, breathing together, speaking soothing words to one another, and allowing our bodies to respond to each other. … More Christmas Day: The Power of Physical Presence